Bringing Urban Gardens to the Community
Covanta Bristol in Connecticut, together with the Bristol Boys & Girls Club, Home Depot and Quantum Bio Power, worked to make the community a little greener in June 2018 by installing urban gardens at designated locations in town. The initiative has not only beautified the Bristol community, but has also given residents the opportunity to enjoy fresh vegetables right from their backyards. In total, nine new garden beds were built and nine existing garden beds were refurbished. With donations of plants and seeds from Covanta Bristol, more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables were planted.
“We are incredibly grateful to have Covanta’s support for our Community Garden at our Cambridge Park Boys & Girls Club. The gardens have taught our members responsibility and have highlighted the importance of taking care of our environment. Covanta’s commitment to protecting the planet with environmentally sound waste management and renewable energy solutions in our community is extremely important for our younger members to learn about and appreciate!”
Jay Maia, Cambridge Park Boys & Girls Club Unit Director